Oct 11, 2011

Dotty Sings Shine on Harvest Moon

So shine on, shine on, harvest moon,
For me and my gal.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Tonight I took Dotty out for a ride after dark.

When we went outside we immediately noticed this great big Hunter's Moon. The Hunter's Moon is the moon that comes after the Harvest Moon.

The Harvest moon is the one closest too, not after the autumn equinox.

While we were in the car I started singing, Shine on Harvest Moon. Sure enough Dotty joined right in. She couldn't remember all the words, as should be obvious.

Then we went silent. After a while Dotty started singing again. This time she did a really good job although her voice sounded a little bit funny. When she stopped she started laughing. Then she said, I am losing my voice, and laughed some more.

It was a really wonderful moment that has me smiling even as I type these words.

When we arrived back home I kept singing the song and so did Dotty. Then I thought, lets go for it.

And here she is for your listening pleasure, Dotty singing Shine on Harvest Moon. It is a little loud so you might have to adjust the volume.

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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 2,910 articles with more than 652,100 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

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